Uhuru Kenyatta (centre) holds hands with opinion polls’ favourites, Deputy President William Ruto (left) and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
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Kenya’s ethnic-based politics often leads to electoral violence that hurts regional trade.
A soldier from the armed forces of the DRC on foot patrol in the village of Manzalaho near Beni.
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Violence in the DRC can be brought to an end if the geographical scope of the conflict is broadened to include all neighbouring countries.
Protests in Nairobi as Maasai activists deliver a petition to the Tanzania High Commission, in Kenya, 17 June 2022.
Just over 100 years ago, Maasai in Kenya were moved into reserves, where they could be more easily taxed and controlled, to make way for white settlement.
The pink periwinkle is used as a tonic and emetic for the treatment of many health conditions.
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Thousands of plant species are used in African traditional medicine. Extracts from some of these plants are part of important pharmaceutical drugs.
Long prices in Ghana’s Cape Coast have been soaring.
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Intermediary cities have a vital role to play in the economies of African countries.
Yao honey-hunters harvesting a honeybee nest in Niassa Special.
Reserve, Mozambique, where human-honeyguide cooperation still thrives.
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Cooperating with honeyguides has been found to increase food security. It facilitates cultural traditions and enables income or trade.
Tanzania, Dar es Salaam: increasing temperatures under climate change are likely to be a significant risk to human health in informal settlements.
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Informal settlements in Dar es Salaam are highly vulnerable to the health effects of heat.
Strict COVID measures led to 50% income reduction among smallholders. Billy Mutai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via
Stricter measures had major impacts on farmers’ livelihoods and food security.
Instead of evicting pastoralists from their ancestral land, more effort must be made to create new opportunities for them.
These types of projects can be quite harmful. They affect the land, people and biodiversity and must be planned with all this in mind - building in future climate scenarios too.
Financial systems have evolved to allow contactless payments but people who cannot use digital services are being left behind.
Not only are physical banks out of reach, people also face barriers to using digital financial services.
Tanzania’s President Samia Hassan holds up her COVID-19 vaccination card in July 2021.
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President Samia Hassan has set Tanzania on a change of course – time will tell if the pattern holds and addresses the country’s challenges.
Clinical officer, Christopher Kiboya, treating a patient in Tanzania.
Antimicrobial resistance disproportionately affects the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations in low- and middle-income countries.
Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan.
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President Samia Hassan may have been an ‘accidental president’ but Tanzania’s leader has set out to showcase her own political strategy.
Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan. Photo by Hannah McKay - Pool.
Hassan is winning party loyalists, and has launched a diplomatic charm offensive ahead of 2025 polls.
Reporting disease symptoms via online platforms has worked successfully around the world.
This is not an alternative to traditional disease surveillance, but a complementary tool.
A woman checks maize crop on a small scale farm in Chinhamora, about 50 km north of Harare. ALEXANDER JOE/AFP via.
Insurance, stress-tolerant seeds and tailored credit can make smallholder farming profitable.
Tanzanian leader Julius Nyerere, a Swahili advocate.
Over two millennia, Swahili has built bridges among people across Africa and into the diaspora.
Women have a valuable role to play across scientific disciplines - but can’t do this without proper support.
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Young academies, which generally represent early career scientists, fared far better than their senior counterparts - a promising sign for the future.
A member of the Yansakai vigilante group poses with a gun in Zamfara State, northwest Nigeria.
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Aside from human rights abuses, vigilantes may be unreliable, poorly skilled, and lacking transparency and accountability.